The History of an Expedition Against Fort Du Quesne, in 1755: Under Major-General Edward Braddock ...

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Winthrop Sargent
For the Historical Soc. of Pa., 1856 - Braddock's Campaign, 1755 - 409 pages

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Page 119 - To die, is landing on some silent shore, Where billows never break, nor tempests roar : Ere well we feel the friendly stroke, 'tis o'er.
Page 69 - Reasons we charge you to remove instantly; we don't give you the Liberty to think about it. You are Women. Take the Advice of a wise Man, and remove immediately.
Page 206 - O'erlook the foe, advantag'd by his post, Lessen his numbers, and contract his host: Though fens and floods possess'd the middle space, That unprovok'd they would have fear'd to pass; Nor fens nor floods can stop Britannia's bands, When her proud foe rang'd on their borders stands.
Page 114 - This general was, I think, a brave man, and might probably have made a figure as a good officer in some European war. But he had too much self-confidence, too high an opinion of the validity of regular troops, and too mean a one of both Americans and Indians.
Page 75 - Coarse are his meals, the fortune of the chase; Amidst the running stream he slakes his thirst, Toils all the day, and at th' approach of night On the first friendly bank he throws him down, Or rests his head upon a rock till morn: Then rises fresh, pursues his wonted game, And if the following day he chance to find A new repast, or an untasted spring, Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury.
Page 90 - They chant their artless notes in simple guise; They tune their hearts, by far the noblest aim; Perhaps Dundee's wild warbling measures rise, Or plaintive Martyrs...
Page 67 - Creek, in a north-westerly direction, as far as a man could walk in a day and a half.
Page 119 - ... very Iroquois in disposition. He had a sister, who, having gamed away all her little fortune at Bath, hanged herself with a truly English deliberation, leaving only a note upon the table with those lines, 'To die is landing on some silent shore,' &c. When Braddock was told of it, he only said, 'Poor Fanny! I always thought she would play till she would be forced to tuck herself up.
Page 142 - Moreover, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it, and say unto it, Thus saith the Lord God...
Page 69 - ... sell land at all? We conquered you, we made women of you; you know you are women, and can no more sell land than women. Nor is it fit you should have the power of selling lands, since you / would abuse it.

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